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Ivey Ranch Park

Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Health & Medicine
  • Sports & Recreation


110 Ranch Del Oro DriveOceanside, CA 92057 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Ivey Ranch Park is dedicated to encourage the interaction of those of all ages, with and without disabilities, by providing educational and recreational activities. Since 1983 we have served children and adults with disabilities but will not exclude the able-bodied, since integration, inclusion and interaction are important components of our program. Serving over 200 individuals a month, our essential goals are: community integration and participation, personal choice, self-respect and respect for others, competence and self reliance. Currently over two thirds of our clients here at Ivey Ranch Park have moderate to severe disabilities which include behavioral disorders, genetic disorders, and disabilities caused by accident or trauma. School age children come for after school, summer and off-track care. The Center also operates an equestrian facility, in-home respite services, and a Community Garden.


Equestrian Volunteers: assist with able-bodied and therapeutic horseback riding lessons, grooming, tacking, and barn chores. Open to adults and children ages 9+. Requires an on-going commitment of once a week for 5-weeks, equestrian volunteer application and attending a volunteer orientation.

Grounds Volunteers: assist with projects around our 12-acre property: gardening, landscaping, cleanups, painting etc. Great for individuals or groups small or large. Can be one-time projects or an on-going commitment. Open to adults and children ages 9+, minors must have adult present. Requires a waiver of liability.

Childcare Volunteers: assist in our on-site childcare center for children and young adults with disabilities. Tasks include: play games, music, art projects, indoor and outdoor activities, assisting with snack etc. Open to adults 18+. Requires an on-going commitment, childcare volunteer application and negative TB Test result.


Would you recommend Ivey Ranch Park?
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by Riley I. (September 13, 2009)
I have been volunteering at Ivey Ranch for three years now. Not only do they have a wonderful and helpful staff that is always excited to recieve new volunteers but their horses are all very sweet and all love to be papered. Since Ivey Ranch is a theriputic barn, on certain days of the week there are oportunities for you to volunteer with our disabled riders. In short, Ivey Ranch is a wonderful place, and it is an amazing way to reach out to our community and volunteer.

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